THE TEAM  

Level Up Staff

Each member of our staff brings different and unique experiences to the table. Every one of our employees is knowledgeable, trained, and has had some experience in the field in which they are working. All are SafeSport certified and eager to help each child that comes through our doors. No dream is too big here at Level Up!

Brandon and Bekah Heaton

Owners 

After moving to Dalton, GA in 2014, Bekah began working and coaching gymnastics for Debbie (previous owner) in 2015. Bekah was a gymnast herself for 17 years winning many State and Regional titles as well as qualifying to Nationals in 2009. She attended the University of Georgia in 2010 

and had the honor of competing on their gymnastics team as a Gymdog. Bekah graduated with an Early Education degree and married Brandon in 2014. In 2016 she competed on American Ninja Warrior in Atlanta. She transitioned into coaching gymnastics and has coached for 8 years. Her passion for the sport led her husband Brandon to finding joy in it as well. Brandon played baseball for 12 years growing up and graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University in 2010 with a degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business. Together Brandon and Bekah bought the gym in 2018 to make it Level Up Gymnastics and Fitness. Bekah is the Head Team Coach and Brandon runs the Ninja program, coaches Team kids, is Head Tumbling Coach, and maintains the fitness center. They have two kids together and love being part of this community. Our desire is to give our members the best chance at fulfilling their dreams. 

Giselle Vicencio

Office Manager

She is a graduate from Southeast High School and is currently studying dental hygiene at Georgia Highlands. Giselle was a great athlete during her high school years, playing volleyball for 3 years and running track for 4. She is starting on her third year with us and is in charge of payments, enrolling,

organization, and answering questions about how we run Level Up. She is the first friendly face you see when you walk through the front doors. 

Saul Vicencio 

Team Coach and Media Specialist

After graduating from Southeast High School in 2017, Saul is currently enrolled at Dalton State studying biology with further plans to get doctorate in physical therapy. He is very passionate about fitness and athletics. Having ran track and swam in high school,

he has completed Savage Races, Half-marathons, and even tried out for American Ninja Warrior. He trains and coaches our team kids to be their best. Saul is the Vault and Bars coach for our Silvers and Golds. You may also see him running around the gym with a camera snapping pictures and capturing footage to share on social media.

Leah Beavers

Team Coach

Leah grew up in Chatsworth and spent her entire gymnastics career (11 years) at Northwest GA Gymnastics. She graduated from North Murray High School in 2020 and will be studying nursing at Dalton State in the fall. While in high school Leah ran track and was also on the cheer team. Since Leah is

diversified across many sports she is able to relate to the girls in a lot of ways. Her drive in helping the girls improve and achieve their goals is what brought Leah into coaching. She has been coaching for 2 years and leads the Silvers and Golds in both the balance beam and the floor exercise. 

Chastity Ayers

Class Director and Coach

 

Raised in Murray county her love for this community runs deep. Chastity graduated from Murray County High School in 2016 after a childhood of gymnastics and cheerleading. She trained gymnastics for 5 years before finding her love for cheer. She cheered every year she was at Gladden Middle and was on the 

Varsity and Competition Cheer team during her high school years at Murray. She is on her 7th year coaching gymnastics and tumbling classes and this is her 2nd year as Class Director. Chastity is in charge of our class program making sure each child is taught and loved when they walk in our doors. Her experiences, passion, and hard work ethic make her a great part of Level Up.

Kinlie Shipman

Class Coach

Her love and passion to help kids grow and accomplish new things brought Kinlie to Level Up. After graduating from North Murray High School in 2019, Kinlie knew she wanted to work with kids in some way. She started coaching for us in 2021 and has been a great asset to the team. She played softball for 

 

10 years and knows what it means to be a team player. Her experiences and knowledge helps all our class kids learn and grow in the sport of gymnastics. Her kind, sweet spirit makes coming to Level Up fun.

 

Rylee Schmidt

Class Coach

Currently a student at Murray County High School, Rylee is a sophomore there. She is currently on the Gold gymnastics team at Level Up and helps out in some classes when she isn't practicing. She has experience in cheer, diving, swimming, and track and field. She is a great all around athlete and can 

relate to our students because of that. Rylee is great with kids and truly enjoys teaching gymnastics to the next generation. She is in her 2nd year with Level Up. She is a great help to Chastity and has a passion for all she does. 

Belle Basso

Team Coach

This is Belle's first season at Level Up and her love and passion for the sport pours out in her coaching and interactions with our gymnasts. After graduating from Grassfield High School in 2021, Belle moved from Virginia to Chatsworth. She brings years of experience having danced for 8 years 

and competed gymnastics for 6 years. She also participated in high school gymnastics and managed her high school team for one year. She has plans to study chemistry in college starting in the fall. With her background in dance Belle has really focused in on perfecting our skills. 

Donald Parrot

Fitness Coach

Any questions you have about the fitness machines, weights, or workouts ask this guy! Donald has been working for Level Up in the fitness center for almost 4 years and worked for the previous owner for 10+ years before that. He is greatly knowledgeable in many aspects of fitness and is always willing to help and answer any questions you might have.